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to some of the most educated people in the u.s. researchers of the bookings institution say half of the adults in the d.c. area have college degrees, more than a fifth have graduate or professional degrees. that's more than any other metro area in the nation. >>> one of those smart people, former white house press secretary dana perino has a new job at george washington university. he served as press secretary for president george w. bush from 2007 to 2009. well now she'll be an adjunct professional. she was the first to serve as a white house press secretary. >>> new claims for unemployment numbers will see a drop but most warn not to read too much into that. initial jobless claims dropped to 429,000. that is the lowest level in nearly two years but one concern is that manufacturing companies, including general motors, reported fewer seasonal layoffs than they normally do this time of year. >>> and a new fox 5 franchise. ask the question, is the world broke? here is a likely sign. thousands of people lined up for a federal jobs fair in downtown d.c. wisdom martin was there as we
a fourth round of sanctions by the united nations. the u.s. unilateral sanctions exploit cut off iran's supply of gasoline. >>> and we're following a developing story about former vice president al gore. >> portland, oregon, are reopening a massage therapist's allegations that he groped her years ago. he said he denies making any unwanted sexual actions and and al gore said she made the accusations back in 2006. >>> and teen and drinking and how you as a parent can help keep your children out of trouble. >>> and the maryland race for governor and who robert ehrlich will pick for his running mate. much more ahead. femannouncer: from jennifer, for a limited time only, an incredible 12-piece living room for $599, with a sofa, chair, three tables, two lamps, and more. a 12-piece living room, just $599, only from jennifer. you don't have to spend a lot to have good taste. >>> i have found that partner, that maryland partner to help us turn things around and that partner is mary kane. mary. >> thank you, bob. >> that's bob ehrlich as he announced his running mate as he vied to regain the go
west three u.s. coast guard chopper members were killed in a helicopter crash. it went down just off of james island near la push, washington. that's about 100 miles west of seattle. a fourth person on board survived and is expected to make a full recovery. the crew was heading from oregon back to their base in alaska. it appears the chopper flew low and got tangled up with power lines. >>> well it has all of the all marks of a -- all of the hallmarks of a cold war spy swap. officials have met secretly to exchange spies. the trade could be the largest since 25 prisoners in poland and u.s. were swapped. so far no comment from the government. five of the accused russian spies recently arrested are being sent to new york to join the other five suspects already behind bars. three of them were arrested in arlington. >>> a major promise by cuban leaders now. they will free 52 political prisoners. the agreement came wednesday, yesterday, after a meeting between cuban president raul castro and havana's archbishop and the spanish foreign minister. the activists have been held since 2003. they
a nuclear weapons program in iran. in the other he said he's here going to school. the u.s. didn't acknowledge he was in the states until tuesday. >> he's here on his wone accord. >> reporter: but he said he was kidnapped by the u.s. while in saudi arabia. >> they took me to a secret place and injectioned me and when i woke up i saw myself in a airline and they blinded my eyes and i realized i was in american territory. >> reporter: they claim te was a willing defector who changed his mind. now back in tehran, he said the c.i.a. offered him $50 million to stay in the u.s. >> i suspect he'll have a variety of things to say and my advice would be take what he says with a grain of salt. >> it's unclear if he got any money. but if he was offered $50 million it could indicate how valuable he was to u.s. intelligence officials. in new york, ainsley earhart, fox news. >>> toyota has faced worldwide recalls and lots of criticism. now the company is putting the blame back on drivers next. >>> and the latest as metro investigates what led to escalator problems that led to this kay ott this
you do when you have a oil spill, the largest in u.s. history and the largest response probably ever in the world and then throw a hurricane on top of that. so a lot of planning and effort has gone into that and we've exercised the plans and i'm ready to say we're ready for that as well. >> reporter: ainsley earhart, fox news. >>> the president judiciary committee is expected to vote for elena kagen. democrats hold a 12-7 majority and the question is whether any republicans will vote for her. after the judiciary committee meeting, they are expected to confirm here. >>> and confirmation hearings for the man next to be in charge of massive throw of information from the 16 agencies that gather intelligence. >>> front page article in yesterday's washington post is raising questions about the size of the intelligence community and today the post records gates and pinetta are concerned about the role private contractors play in relations. they estimate one-third of the 854,000 people with top clearances are contractors. >>> a global conference on the future of afghanistan is underway. u.s.
to his home in trans. last september he was arrested in switzerland after the u.s. request the extradition. this morning's decision by the government means polanski is now a freeman. >>> we want to take a look at live pictures right now and show you the team from spain. the world cup winners arriving back in spain right now. so there you go. tucker barnes over there applauding. it was not quite the game that a lot of people had expected but spain winning the world cup and that is the team arriving back in their homeland. >> good for them. >> yep. >>> all right, it is day 84 of the gulf oil disaster. crews are working to put a new cap on the well in hopes of stopping the leak completely. but meanwhile the process is allowing more oil to spew into the gulf. the cost of the spill has now topped $3.5 billion. ainsley earhart reports. >> reporter: a concert of jimmy buffet on the gulf shores of alabama, trying to get people to visit the gulf coast. it worked, drawing tens of thousands of people. >> yeah, we have problems and people are dealing with it and it's still a nice place
around the country, check it out, eastern united states, 60s and 70s. the central u.s. well into the 70s at this hour. still warm air in place. out to our west, las vegas and phoenix, 91 degrees in both of those locations early this morning. satellite radar composite for the nation, things are quiet here, we've got high pressure dominating in the northeast and parts of the mid-atlantic. we do have clouds streaming through right now. i stepped outside a short time ago, there are clouds out there. we'll see plenty of sunshine during the course of the day today. much much the nation is seeing cloud cover. your forecast today and next five days, high in the upper 80s, still around 90 degrees. very pleasant, seasonable temperatures. tomorrow we warm up with a tad more humidity. thursday we bring back the chance of afternoon evening showers and thunderstorms, then allison, friday and saturday, i'll give you a sneak preview of sunday, all look like a good amount of sunshine and highs in the mid-80s. yes, that's below normal. >> that sounds nice. >> i think it'll be good. >> when will the power
cars stall while moving. toyota said the recall will soon cover other countries, including the u.s. the company has received 220 complaints about the problems, but no crashes have been reported. >>> 7:16 right now. trying to see the temperatures. it's 73 to start but, boy, will it heat up today. >> the heat around here will be down right dangerous. we have a code red air advisory for washington and the areas in close and this is a multi-day event. and we'll be talking about this wednesday, thursday, friday. >> we like our heat in long stretches here. >> we love it in long stretches and we have got it. wait until you see the five-day forecast. 74 right now in washington. it's been a lot worse. temperatures just outside of the beltway are in the 60s. so at least we're starting off the day relatively comfortable and into the middle of the week overnight lows will be 80s. so it will increase during the week. 78 in boston, 73 at cape hatteras and 79 in chicago. so plenty of warm air to start our day. satellite radar, notice the cloud cover, west of chicago and into canada and then comin
are working damage control this morning. doug. >> reporter: one of the biggest leaks of documents in u.s. military history. i'm doug luzader in washington. we will have more on the potential damage coming up. >>> that plus holly is out learning a new art form this morning. holly. >> reporter: i am. i'm learning several art forms tony as we are focusing on budokai this morning, japanese martial arts, multiple disciplines. i know you've heard of judo but have you heard of jodeau? we are going to learn about that and watch it in action later. >> thanks, holly. >>> before you send you off to break, what island -- on what island are 1/3 of the world's languages focused? new guinea, bora bora or sri lanka. the answers coming up but more on our facebook. much more ahead, so keep it right here.  >>> coming up on 9:25 now. both the white house and the pentagon are scrambling to control the damage from leaked classified documents. the 91,000 pages of sensitive records paint a disturbing picture of the war in afghanistan. fox's doug luzader has the details from capitol hill. >>
the country, well you know here in the eastern u.s. it is warm. out into the central plains we're seeing temperatures in the low 70s and 80s there as well and it's warm to mild across the western united states. 70 degrees right now in albuquerque and we are looking at a temperature of 66 degrees in denver. you're satellite radar for the nation, we don't have active weather here. there are a couple of clouds, that's about it. we expect to be precipitation- free today. there is some precipitation again this morning moving across the midwest. here is your forecast for today and the next five days. today warm and -- not warm, hot. not as humid. tomorrow dry and 97 degrees. saturday we will likely set a new record for the day. the record high for saturday is 96 degrees, which to be honest is a little low. so we'll set a new record on saturday. sunday 95 with some thunderstorms possible. and it's still warm. but cooler, relatively speaking, as we head into the next workweek. that's the latest. >> that's good news. all right, tony, thank you. >>> let's check if with lauren for traffic. >> we ha
kegs who are u.s. citizens have parents who are undocumented. >> my parents are illegal immigrants they're treated like criminals and that's not fair. >> between 1,000 and u.s. citizen children see a father or mother taken away, arrested by armed men day. >> many in atlanta applaud arizona's change. >> they say they're not going to be stopping people just because they look spanish. that's what i heard. so that's good because they're not supposed to do that. >> racism, it's -- >> you think it will con on. >> chicagoans have mixed emotions. >> the people that's in america, i will like for them to have jobs before the illegal immigrants come and get all the jobs first. >> this woman says she's in u.s. illegally but isn't afraid to show her face. >> i'm trying to open people's eyes to the fact that i'm a human being, i'm not doing anything wrong. i want to get back to my community and i want to get back to this country. >> getting panic e-mails from people. >> listeners of this talk show host in houston got another perspective. >> while the issue w
is condemning at tacks and the white house said the u.s. is ready to help the government. president said he's deeply saddened by the loss of life. >>> it is now day 84 of the gulf oil disaster and this morning crews are working to put a new cap on the well. the process is temporarily allowing even more oil to spew into the gulf of mexico. bp said in a a -- that a permanent solution could come the end of july and many are cautiously optimistic. >> we're going to the bama breeze. >> reporter: a concert by jimmy buffet on the beaches of gulf shores, alabama, trying get people to come to the gulf and it works, drawing tens of thousands of people. >> we have problems and people are dealing with it and it's still a nice place to come and that's what we wanted to do, is give the gulf shores an economic boost. >> reporter: but the real work is getting people to come back to the beach all of the time and bp said the efforts to place a new cap over the well are going smoothly. bp said the relief wells could be finished by july. david axelrod said the obama administration is hopeful. >> this is unchar
say now that his choice is a former u.s. marine who also worked for the fbi and was a congressional investigator. >>> coming up next on fox 5 morning news, are passengers' lives at stake. another near collision is reported at a local airport and it's not an uncommon event. we'll look at how these incidents happen after the break. >>> and the mayor race is underway and signs are popping up all over the place. but just because you see a sign in front of a home doesn't mean the owner put it there. >>> and back to work after a long weekend and hopefully that means some time in an airconditioned room. we'll get the latest weather and traffic after the break. ok, so jen, you go deep... hey, here's a good call: new whole grain helper. try some! mmmm... honey mustard chicken. with 100% whole grain rice. hey, can you catch? no, sir, i cannot. new whole grain helper. one pound. one pan. one whole grain meal. hey, little dude. "dinner's" my middle name. how 'bout some hamburger helper? oh, my, but your mouth is gonna love it. and your wallet's gonna be pretty happy, too. now this is the deal o
cuban president criticized u.s. foreign r policies and the sanctions against niran. he irpredictions if the u.s. th would attack iran it would need much tougher resistance than in iraq. and he had harsh words for the policy on north korea. >> the japanese are nor sufferin from fear for nuclear weapons because they have suffered two attacks. a >>> today is day 85 of ttthe gu oil disaster as we take a live look at the underwater camera. residents on the gulf r coast a holding their breath as bp starts a new oil containment system. a new cap could be ntthe best hope yet the spill can be stopped. st here is fox's doug luzader. op >> reporter: we'll have lua muc better idea throughout the day whether the system is going to work, but so far so good. the process wasn't exactly quick. but robotic submersibles were able to 'tplace rsa new cap ov the well a mile down. and this new better fitting 75- ton device could all be stop the spill if it can with stand the pressure. pr >> we can shut the well in or produce a considerable amount of oil than we have to date. >> reporter: this comes as the
is a violation of their rights. >>> while he was eating fast food with coupons provided by the u.s. embassy, his brother also detained was allowed to leave. one terrorism expert said this case was terribly handled. >> i don't think it's been handled right. >> neal livingstone said after 9/11 the government may have questions about what he was doing in yemen. however -- >> there is some speculation that it was easier to hold him in egypt so he didn't have all of the constitutional rights in the united states. that's wrong. >> reporter: and the aclu has filed a lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of the no-fly list. >> we should be able to have a no-fly list. we should be doing a better job. senator kennedy was on the no- fly list at some point. >> wehelie said he just wanted to go on with his life. >> american muslims are being told to make sure they have an emergency contact number with an attorney if they travel overseas. >>> new this morning, the investigation into the videotaped beating of an unarmed university of maryland student. police want to know whether orders were given for the b
with him. >>> roman polanski could be on his way back to the united states. he fled the u.s. back in 1978 to avoid sentencing. and what was thought -- what he thought, rather, was an unfair judge. he pled guilty to having sex with a 13-year-old girl. he was arrested nearly a year ago. he is on house arrest in switzerland. swiss officials say they will decide whether to send him back to the states. >>> one of charles manson's followers could get out on parole today. leslie van houton is the most likely of all of the man son conspirators to win free dom because she has a clean prison record and all of her psychological reports have been positive. she's also been active in self help groups for other inmates. the 60-year-old has her 19th parole hearing and she won't get parole right away. the patrol board has to approve her release and the governor has to okay it. she's been in prison since she was found guilty of murder in the early 1970s. >>> the body of bobby fischer was briefly dug up in iceland yesterday. lawyers for a 9-year-old girl are trying to find out if he's her father. the chess
met the strong government. the u.s. embassy in bagdad was stationed with protection. >>> and there was a signal there could be no radicalship from the strategy started by stanley mcchrystal but petraeus is insisting he will review the rules of engagement that have pretended many soldiers from vigorously fighting the taliban. >>> and michael steele spent the weekend in damage control, trying to explain comments he made about afghanistan. doug luzader has more on the growing controversy. >> reporter: chairman michael steele has made controversial remarks before but aof this weekend some republicans say it's time for him to go. the big fireworks show may have been on the national mall last night but another explosive drama was playing out a few blocks away with steele trying to explain comments he said last week. >> this is a war of obama choosing. >> he called the war in afghanistan a war of president obama choosing and every war there has brought fail. it brought a quick review from republican leaders,. >> i think the statements are inaccurate and there is no excuse f
on board are dead. and the u.s. embassy is confirming that two americans died in the crash. fire and smoke could be seen in the hills above the airport as helicopters flew overhead. rescuers had a hard time getting to the scene because of the thick forest. >>> over news here at home, we continue to track the aftermath from sunday's severe but quick- moving storm. dozens of crews are trying to get the power on. pepco is reporting just over 36,000 customers without power, mostly in montgomery county temperature dominion has 210 customers without power in northern virginia. bge is down to 291 outages. >>> a big story we are following today the dime of a man prince georges county police are calling a serial killer. jason scott is accused of brutally killing a local mother and daughter and the attack may be the beginning. >> reporter: 27-year-old jason thomas scott grew up in upper marlboro. his alleged victim delohr dewitt and her daughter ebony lived less than a mile away. they wouldn't have known they were living next to a man police say is a serial killer. >> i will tell you this person is
. and he's even seen laughing. he spoke to cuban television about several issues, including u.s. foreign policy and defense spending, but one thing he did not mention was the release of 52 political prisoners by cuba. the first seven were reunited with families at havana last night. they flew to spain where they just arrived this morning. >>> a disturbing tragedy in the u.s. virgin islands. a 14-year-old girl on vacation with her family was killed in the cross fire of a gang shootout. this happened as a girl rode on a sightseeing bus in st. thomas yesterday. her family arrived a board a carnival cruise ship. it has since suspended any excursion from the neighborhoods where the violence happened. >>> back here at tomorrow, there is a national movement underway to stop violence among youth in america. more on the do the right thing challenge, coming up next on fox 5. we'll talk with students getting involved. >>> then he is serving time in prison for a deadly car accident but was it really his fault? why protestors are rallying behind this man, pleading for his release. fox 5 morning news
the russian or u.s. government. >>> at 9 minutes after the hour now, we have what is coming up next. police say they have arrested one of the most notorious serial killers on the west coast but that came up with a controversial dna test. >>> and we'll take a closer look at when and why it will cost you more to mail a letter in the coming months. that's next. >>> and if you are looking for a break from the heat, it's not coming today. stay tuned for the latest weather and traffic after the break. stay with us. ok. what if i just had a small slice? i was good today, i deserve it! or, i could have a medium slice and some celery sticks and they would cancel each other out, right? or...ok. i could have one large slice and jog in place as i eat it or...ok. how about one large slice while jogging in place followed by eight celery... mmm raspberry cheesecake... i have been thinking about this all day. wow, and you've lost weight! oh yeah, you're welcome. thank you! [ female announcer ] yoplait light. with 30 delicious flavors all around 100 calories each. yoplait. it is so good. [ female annou
with the days following the hur we'll have more details. >>> plus the bare foot bandit makes his return to u.s. after two years on the run. >>> and musicals are getting popular thanks to shows like glee. and holly is live where they are teaching aspiring future performers. we'll check in with here. it's now 7:21. [ female announcer ] welcome to busch gardens williamsburg, where d.c. goes to get away. maybe it's because washington d.c. loves the legendary coasters. or that your entire family will have fun, even the little ones. it could be that water country usa has more of the waves, slides and rides everyone wants. so plan your getaway and come play. you never know who you'll run into. get started at buschgardens.com/dc. >>> making headlines this morning, new orleans police officers could be facing the death penalty. federal prosecutors are now charging four current and two former officers in the shooting of unarmed civilians during hurricane katrina. one civilian, a 17-year-old, was killed in the kay ott five years ago. four other unarmed civilians were hurt in the shooting. plus the murder
: yahya wehelie was born in the u.s., seen here holding his u.s. passport. >> he was interrogated multiple times in egypt, underwent polygraph tests and was cleared by the fie yet he's still on the no-fly list. >> reporter: wau haley said he was studying in egypt. many groups are outraged he was detained for two months on his way back. >> we believe that barring american citizens from reentering their country is a violation of their rights and due process. >> reporter: he was living in a cheap hotel in cairo, eating fast food with coupons provided by the u.s. embassy. his brother also detained, but was allowed to leave. one expert said his case was terribly mishandled. >> i don't think this was handled very well at all and was a violation of his rights. >> reporter: many have questions about what he was doing in yemen. however -- >> there is some speculation that it was easier to hold him in egypt so that he would not have all of his constitutional rights in the united states. that's wrong. >> reporter: meantime the aclu has filed a lawsuit testing the constitutionality of the no-fly list.
that there is inform over welcoming likelihood that he is. >> reporter: this 22 page lawsuit filed here in u.s. district court alleges fraud, misrepresentation, defamation and demands the establishment of pattern. it details how stovell and lebron's mother gloria met in march of 1984 at a d.c. bar called d.c. space. >> we socialized there for the evening. then i drove her to my home, which was at the time in annandale, virginia. and she spent the evening. >> she went back home to ohio. he said three months later, gloria james bumped into him at the same d.c. bar and visited him again in his apartment. >> she was only in my apartment when she came back to washington and disclosed that she was pregnant for maybe 30 minutes at most. >> stovell said she didn't say he was the father. >> i said as she left, well, if he's mine, make sure he plays basketball. and she said i will. >> reporter: is he the dad? gloria james didn't put his name on lebron's birth certificate. a paternity test showed zero possibility he's the father but stovell wants lebron to take another one but the basketball star has res
and heads of state. >>> britain's prime minister continues his first visit to the u.s. we'll examine the relationship between the u.s. and the u.k. in the release of the lockerbie bomber. >>> and we are in the middle of yet another heat wave and the temperature is only going up. especially when we look at this weekend. tucker has a look at the forecast when we come back. it's now 10 minutes past the hour. [ female announcer ] welcome to busch gardens williamsburg, where d.c. goes to get away. maybe it's because washington d.c. loves the legendary coasters. or that your entire family will have fun, even the little ones. it could be that water country usa has more of the waves, slides and rides everyone wants. so plan your getaway and come play. you never know who you'll run into. get started at buschgardens.com/dc. this doesn't have to be our future. not if the senate acts now on legislation to promote energy efficiency, biofuels, and renewable energy sources. let's make america more energy independent, protect our environment, and create millions of new jobs right here at home - inst
. >>> a virginia mans who travels to yemen landed him on the u.s. no fly list will be allowed to return to the united states. 26-year-old yaya -- 26-year-old yahya weheilie is expected to arrive this afternoon. he has been stuck in egypt for more than two months. he said he went to yemen because his parents wanted him to learn arabic and gain some direction in his life. >>> it is now 9:25 and when we come back, we're going to head back out to fredricksburg, virginia, all part of our hometown fridays. we're going to join steve, gurvir, tony and holly. look, it's kennedy the weather dog. he's out there, too. don't go anywhere.  >>> we continue to follow our breaking news this morning. we just can't get enough talking about this earthquake that hit the d.c. area early this morning. we want to welcome you back to fox 5 morning news. the good news there is no damage. there have been no reports of injuries. we have also changed one of the big items to come out of this. we thought the epicenter was in gaithersburg. turns out it was actually in germantown. >> a few miles away. >> j
of the stories making headlines this morning. the u.s. military is still searching for two missing navy personnel this morning. the taliban claims they killed one of the americans and offer to exchange the other for fighters held in jail. afghan officials responded to the offer by asking the taliban for a trade deal for the surviving americans. >>> the white house strongly condemning leaks of documents in the war in afghanistan this morning. 90,000 documents were released by the online whistleblower site. the records describe detailed descriptions of raids carried out by special forces units. >>> mixed reports on the man who first led the gulf oil spill cleanup. bp has said no final decision have been made by management decisions including tony hayward. there is talk hayward would be replaced soon. bp's board scheduled a meeting for later tonight. >>> let's check in with tony with a look at our forecast. >> i think most folks will find today to be rather pleasant, even pleasant this morning. our latest relatively humidity check, 56%. >> i like that. >> how about that? that's good. however, let's
over naval exercises by the u.s. the country is making threats of a "physical response." secretary of state hillary clinton is at a regional summit in vietnam. >>> the warm weather has many running to the pool to cool off and we are heading back out to poolesville next. we'll be right back after this. even before my dad told me that we switched over to fios, i automatically saw a change in how fast the internet was. i decided to switch to fios as soon as it came to my neighborhood. now, at a blink of an eye, i click something, "bam!" it's there. with fios, the picture blows your mind. my mind went, berserk! call now and get fios tv, internet and phone for just $99.99 a month, plus the fios tv movie package free for 12 months. i have so many channels, there's always something for me to watch. and now we have like a thousand or a million? i don't know. [ male announcer ] and if you don't love fios you can cancel with no early termination fee. there's no term contract required. the dvr is real easy to work. even my mom can use it, it's so easy! [ henry ] we can set up to record shows,
. >>> today there'll be a memorial service for the late senator byrd. byrd's body laid repose in the u.s. seven chamber. funeral services were planned for next tuesday in arlington, virginia. senator byrd served in congress for 51 years, longer than any other u.s. lawmaker in history. >>> d.c. mayor adrienne fety is denying rumors he was involved in a dispute. he says rumors are baseless. >> they tried this when i ran four years ago, it's nothing more than the worst types of politics. >> the rumors surfaced as soon as he began running for mayor and they've been around ever since. >> lanier was fourth district when he ran four years ago. >>> coming up in our next hour: former governor bob ehrlich will join us in studio. both running mates will be here at 8:30 this morning. >>> we continue our hometown celebration in leesburg this morning. good morning to both of you. >> thank you so much. we're in the heart of leesburg, virginia this morning. >> on king street with our new friends. >> good morning, everybody. >> we're celebrating history this morning. it's not just history we'll look at.
is now the deadliest on record for u.s. forces in the nearly nine-year- long war in afghanistan. three service members were killed on thursday in two separate blasts in afghanistan. that brings the total number of u.s. military killed this july to 63. there could be thousands more mislibrariled graves at arlington national cemetery than first thought. in early june, a report found there were at least 200 graves with the wrong headstones. a septa investigation found there could be more than # thousand. john hetst ler just stepped down as he takes full responsibility for the mistake. -- there could be thousands more mislabeled graves at arlington national recommend trithan first thought. >>> it looks like we are seeing a little bit of the rocket garden that holly morris told us about. we'll have more of that when we one. stay with us. >>> back with the top stories. the red lines is back to normal. the metro train was stuck under the silver spring overpass with passengers trapped inside for three hours. pepco and metro investigators rushed to the scene where the red line train rolled ove
in virginia. this is the first time i left the united states. >> reporter: after being cleared by u.s. officials, he was allowed to fly home. he said he's not angry but thinks people who are wrong my placed on no-fly list need a faster way to clear their name. >> i think it should be faster process into figuring out, this guy is okay, instead of having people wait for months on end. >> reporter: but the bottom line he said is he's glad to be back at his own home even if it's two months overdue. >> i'm happy to be back home. >> reporter: tom fitzgerald, fox 5 news. >> even though he was cleared, he is facing the hotel bill that he racked up waiting to be allowed to fly back alone and the u.s. government said he owes them $1,500 and he won't get a passport until he settles the bill. >>> american intelligence pay be too business. questions being raised about the size of the intelligence community. the white house said we need intelligence checking each other and some say that is too much. >> when you have two agencies doing the same sort of thing, they can't take advantage of it. >> you
overnight. the military says they were killed in two different bombings. july is the deadliest month for u.s. forces in the nine year afghan war. this morning's casualties bring the total number of american deaths to 63 for july. >>> also new this morning, you may see a lot of police and emergency cruise downtown. that is because rescue efforts are under way in the district for a construction worker that fell in a dirt hole. the call came in at second and constitution northeast. the victim was able to get himself out after being partially buried in dirt in a 25-foot trench. he is said to have neck and back injuries. >>> important problems plaguing metro. passengers stranded in silver spring for three hours because of downed wires on the track and another person trapped in a closed station and riders on the verge of paying more to get around town. audrey barnes joins us live with a run down. >> reporter: good morning. forest glenn was the final destination for those passengers stranded on the metro train near silver spring yesterday. the good news, service this morning on the red line returne
to and another five americ killed in afghanistan. that makes a total of 8 u.s. soldiers killed in the last 24 hours. they were all killed in southern afghanistan. the latest casualties are from a car bombing and gun fight outside of a police compound in the city of kandahar. three americans died when a suicide bomber slammed into the gate of the afghan police headquarters. >>> now to the latest on the oil spill. a crucial moment is put on hold this morning as engineers for been delay tests on the new cap. they need more time to analyze the cap before they can start choking off the leaking oil. once they start the tests, engineers should be able to tell if oil is looking from another part of the oil well. this is day 86 of the oil leek. >>> and the national aquarium is helping in the gulf. researchers from the aquarium are heading to sarasota bay in florida. they will work to impact the -- work on the impact of the oil spill to the gulf. they are helping in the release of wildlife affect by the oil. ♪ >>> we pause to remember the life and legacy of one of baseball's most iconic figures. >> t
sanction on north korea. she is attend a summit of leaders. and the u.s. is scheduling joint military drills next week with south korea. this morning north korea is condemning the planned military exercises. >>> the fight against terrorism is hitting close to home. a fairfax county man is accused of trying to join a known terror group. >> that man makes his first court appearance this morning and stacy cohan is live at the federal courthouse in alexandria with this story. stacy, good morning. >> reporter: good morning. well within the hour 20-year- old zachary chesser will have his hearing here at the alexandria federal courthouse. take a look at zachary chesser. he is a local northern virginia young man. he was an oakton high school student and a football player. he even briefly attended george mason university. now the case against him includes a you tube video posted in 2008 from a pro hamas rally near the white house. he nows goes by a different name and accused of providing support materials to a known terrorist group in somalia. >> since the beginning of '09, we have been stoppi
. there is a way that can benefit the people of the north. >> the visit by the two top u.s. officials is to show support for south korea after the sinking of the naval ship this year that was plamed -- blamed on the north. >>> the prime minister of britain said there will be no new investigation of the decision to release the lockerbie bomber. he said he is a mass murder you are and said scotland made a mistake when it decided to release the terrorist. but the oil company did admit it asked for a prisoner transfer agreement. >> the role of bp and any lobbying they might have done is an issue for bp and an issue they should complain -- explain themselves. but the decision for release was a decision made by the scottish government and i haven't seen anything to suggest that the scottish government were in any way swayed by bp. >> the simple answer is we should have all of the facts, they should be laid out there and i have confidence that prime minister cameron's government will be cooperative in making sure the facts are there. >> the bomber was convicted of the 1988 downing of pan am flight 103
standing. netanyahu said the bond between the u.s. and israel is unbreakable. and the president claimed committed to boosting peace efforts. >>> a final farewell to robert byrd. family, friends and colleagues paid final respects at his funeral in arlington. the service paid tribute to who hes with as a human being away from the senate. he was a husband, a father, great grandfather and who played the fiddle and loved his dog. he was buried in arlington next to his wife. >>> funeral services will take place today for a young woman found murdered in her car. vanessa pham was found dead a week ago on sunday. police are still looking for her killer. family friends funeral is occurring today. >>> a suspect bank robber is fighting for his life after being shot for police. he's accused of robbing two pnc banks within one hour. the first in germantown and then another in damascus. and then with cops in hot pursuit he drove through corn fields. officers lost track of him twice but had help from outer loop lookers. >> one civilian witness followed the sus fect for a person -- the suspect during a
and founder of the u.s. lawnmower association and so i'm the announcer and the chief dead fly. >> that's a good way to start it up. [ engine reving ] >> needless to say, if that's the noise your lawnmower makes, your neighbors won't be happy. great to me you. wish you the best of luck. it sounds like fun. we'll get your information and link it to our website as well, myfoxdc.com for the lawn moor races and maryland international race way as well. that's very cool. love to ride one of those. i think we're going to go back to the studio now, to gurvir. >> yes you are. thanks a lot. we appreciate it. i need one of those lawnmowers at home. >>> we are following breaking news here in town. crews in the district are trying to restore water service to hundreds of residents and businesses where a water main broke late last night. it's happening along the 2700 block of pennsylvania avenue near 28th street in southeast. the 12-inch main started gushing about 11:00 last night and the d.c. water crews didn't arrive until 7:00 this morning. city is now doing reconstruction project in the area and i
morning earthquake, a magnitude 3.6 earthquake rocked our area. the u.s. geological survey says it was centered just northeast of gaithersburg, maryland. again a 3.6 magnitude quake. it shook the area at 5:04 this morning. and tucker barnes joins me now. you know, hey, as i said before, we've lived through something together, tucker. >> we have. you should have seen allison's face. >> i'll reanne act it because it's -- i'll reenact it because it's pretty priceless. >> we really felt it here. at one point i was holding on to the desk. a good rolling sensation about 10, 15 seconds. i thought it was a low-flying jet or something wrong with the air conditioning unit. >> we have an air conditioning thing ongoing here but it felt too strong. it just wouldn't end. it felt like someone was stomping through good somebody very large. >> a big foot person. >> it doesn't happen around here very often. i think we're going to look at some video from it. >> that was our stacey cohan. she was right over here in this big studio in another location in the studio right to our left where tuck and i
, boston and here in alexandria. and the u.s. prosecutor said the evidence against the suspects is getting stronger by the day. >>> big fire up in frederick sends a firefighter to the hospital. look at these scenes from sky fox. this was a commercial building on all saints street. last night it was on fire. knocked out power to a bunch of the city. the firefighter taken to the hospital was said to be suffering from heat stress. >>> big news in the maryland governor's race to report. republican candidate bob ehrlich said mary kane will be his running mate on his face book page. a formal introduction is expected this morning. he will file to run against alley tomorrow. >>> it is 8:13 right now as we check in with tucker barnes with a look at our forecast. we had changed it to the cooldown factor because it was so hot. >> what do we call it? let's call it cuteness factor. >> good morning, everybody. time now for the my first 5 photo of the day. and let's get to it. this is 2-year-old -- sweet little car -- this is 2-year- old marley. >> i like that car. >> i like that name. >> i like that nam
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